Allan G. Drake

May 23, 1938May 5, 2019

Allan George Drake May 23, 1938-May 5, 2019 Uncasville Drake- Allan George Drake 80 of Uncasville, died Sunday May 5, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Olivia Gunthorpe Drake whom he married on April 17, 1964. He was born in Oneida NY son of the late John E. and Nora Mowers Drake. Mr. Drake served in the US Navy from 1957-1979 as a machinist mate and a sub school instructor. He was a Chief Petty Officer, and served on the following boats, the Tusk SSN-426, Ben Franklin SSBN-640, Abraham Lincoln SSBN-602, Nathan Hale SSBN-623, and the George Washington Carver SSBN-656. After his career in the Navy, he was employed by the US Postal Service. He was a master woodworker. Besides his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his children, Donna M. Miller (David) of Stonington, and Sean E. Drake (Eugenia) of East Granby. He also leaves his sister, Janice Nichols of Silver Spring, MD, a brother David Drake of Oneida NY, and a niece and nephew Stephanie and Christopher, his grandchildren, Jennifer Beaver (Anthony), Stephanie Archer (Ryan), Riona Drake, and Sinead Drake, his great-grandchildren Colin, Sean and Troy. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Ann Drake. Funeral Services and burial will be private. A special thank you to the Nurses and Doctors of the 3rd floor E. at Backus Hospital and hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Please visit to leave an online condolence or tribute.


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Jerry Pierce

May 8, 2019

Everyone should know a "Drakie" in their lifetime.
"Drakie" and I first met in 1957 when he reported for duty on board the USS TUSK (SS 426) a diesel submarine out of State Pier New London Ct. I had reported a few months earlier. We became pals right away. Two young sailors ready for whatever the
U. S .Navy and the world had to offer. We were both assigned to the after engine room where we were to spend the next couple of years.
We enjoyed many good times together both on board working on the "Rock Crushers" (main engines) , qualifying for sub duty and of course "liberty call". Most of our time on liberty other than foreign ports was spent in the New Haven area where at one point
"Drakie" and his girlfriend at the time arranged a blind date for me. Her name was Marcia and she was from West Haven Ct., and on June 22 of this year we will have been married for sixty years.
After leaving the Tusk we did not see each other for awhile but eventually we got back together and spent many enjoyable mornings over a cup of coffee at Mc Donalds in Waterford Ct. The two young sailors had become a couple of old retired Chiefs with much to reminisce about. I will miss those visits and my old friend a lot. "Smooth Sailing Buddy".
Marcia and I wish to send our sincerest condolences to "Tony" Olivia his wife and his family and know that Drakie after a long tough fight will now rest in peace.
Jerry (Geronimo) and Marcia.

Jeffrey Quamme

May 7, 2019

Rest in peace, Mr. Drake. Thank you for serving our country.